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Single Idea 16056

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 5. Supervenience / c. Significance of supervenience]

Full Idea

Although the task of explaining supervenience has been little appreciated and little discussed in the philosophical literature, it is time for that to change.

Gist of Idea

Don't just observe supervenience - explain it!


Terence Horgan (From Supervenience to Superdupervenience [1993], 8)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.23

A Reaction

I would offer a strong addition to this: be absolutely sure that you are dealing with two distinct things in the supervenience relationship, before you waste time trying to explain how they relate to one another.

Related Idea

Idea 16052 'Superdupervenience' is supervenience that has a robustly materialistic explanation [Horgan,T]